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137-35 Northern Blvd

Flushing, Queens, NY 11354

718.463.7700 - Ext 222 for tickets

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Hours: Hours vary according to events. The administrative offices are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily.


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Flushing Town Hall is a cultural center located in the heart of Flushing Queens. The historic building has been preserved and transformed into a multi-disciplinary cultural center serving perhaps the most diverse community on the planet.

The following is a listing of the Winter / Spring 2014 events scheduled at Flushing Town Hall. Click this link to go to the Flushing Town Hall website where you can purchase tickets online for each event and / or a family or personal membership. Click here for Flushing Town Hall events - at Flushing Town Hall.

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Fantastic Fall 2014 Lineup at Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall has a fantastic lineup of programming slated for the Fall 2014 Season, bringing an array of global arts performances to a diverse community in the five boroughs and beyond.

Highlights include everything from a Latin jazz concert from Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill to a classical piano recital from 10-year old Chinese prodigy Huang Tiange to a Full Moon Drumming Workshop with Afro-Brazilian master drummer, Dende, and more! Also new this season are expanded membership benefits – including a pre-performance lounge with refreshments – and a completely revamped website with an improved ticketing system.

SEPTEMBER

    • Monthly Jazz Jam
      WED, SEPT 3, 7-10 PM

      $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
      For listeners and jammers alike! Come play with other professional musicians, music educators, and jazz graduate students—or just kick back and enjoy the show!
    • Five Boroughs Music Festival: A Banner Bicentennial: 200 Years of American Song
      FRI, SEPT 5, 8 PM

      $25/$20 Members & Queens Residents/$10 Students
      This performance marks the celebration of the 200th birthday of The Star Spangled Banner, and highlights the history of American music over the last two centuries. Four young well-acclaimed vocalists will be accompanied by pianist Spencer Myer. Presentation of this concert is in collaboration with The Casement Fund Song Series.
    • Fragrance of the Moon Night
      SAT, SEPT 6, 6:30 PM

      $50
      One of the most celebrated and loved holidays in Asia is the Moon Festival, and this special evening will feature a dance party to benefit Flushing Town Hall. In addition to the live band, tickets include drinks and a light dinner box. Those interested in singing at the event should contact Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou (718) 961-3100.
    • Arturo O’Farrill Quartet
      FRI, SEPT 19, 8 PM

      $25/$20 Members/$10 Students; package: $90/$72 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)
      Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill brings his talents to Queens for a night of hot Latin jazz. The pianist, composer, and educator will perform with his quartet featuring Zack O’Farrill on drums, Adam O’Farrill on trumpet, and Walter Stinson on bass.
    • Preserving the Harvest
      SUN, SEPT 21, 1-4 PM

      $10/$8 Members/$5 Children
      This unique workshop – perfect for the whole family to enjoy – demonstrates the basics of canning and explains lacto-fermentation in foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi. Participants will learn how to take seasonal produce and preserve it. Details about safe food preservation and the health benefits of fermentation are all part of the event.
    • New York Classical Players - Beethoven & Bartok
      FRI, SEPT 26, 8 PM, FREE with online RSVP

      This concert from The New York Classical Players (NYCP) includes a heavy-hitting lineup. Distinguished young violinist Itamar Zorman will perform one of Beethoven’s violin concertos masterfully transcribed for a string orchestra accompaniment. The concert will also feature Bartok’s masterwork, "Divertimento" and Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise."

OCTOBER

    • Monthly Jazz Clinic
      WED, OCT 1, 5-7 PM, FREE

      Want to improve your skills and play alongside seasoned jazz musicians? Join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic, and stay for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately to follow. For high school students and up.
    • Monthly Jazz Jam
      WED, OCT 1, 7-10 PM

      $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
      For listeners and jammers alike! Come play with other professional musicians, music educators, and jazz graduate students – or just kick back and enjoy the show! House band and jam session led by Queens Jazz OverGround.
    • M.A.K.U. SoundSystem
      SAT, OCT 4. Drumming Workshop, 4 PM; Dance Party Concert, 8 PM

      Workshop: $15/Free for members with tickets to 8 PM concert (Drums provided); Dance Party: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
      This day of drumming and dance begins with a basic history of folk music with instruction on the three main traditional Colombian drums: Llamador, Alegre & Tambora. No prior drumming experience necessary to participate; space is limited to 20 participants – call to reserve your drum.
      After the workshop, a sure to be explosive dance party features hints of Colombian folklore, psychedelic-rock, jazz & Caribbean grooves. After the show, M.A.K.U. will share their experiences as Latino immigrants in NYC and how it's impacted their music (in Spanish, with a translator).
    • Huang Tiange Piano Recital
      SUN, OCT 5, 3 PM
      $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
      A world-renowned music prodigy, 10-year-old composer and pianist Huang Tiange will perform three of Mozart sonatas and his own Xinjiang Suite in celebration of the Golden Season in Beijing. Tiange made his musical debut at age five and wrote his first composition when he was six. He's won the ASCAP Young Composer Award and is an ASCAP Plus Award Winner. Reception follows the concert.
    • Full Moon Drumming Workshop
      SUN, OCT 5, 7 PM

      $25/$20 Members (Drums provided)
      Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s beautiful garden with master drummers from Brazil. The event begins with a workshop led by Afro-Brazilian master drummer, Dende, followed by a jam session under the Harvest moon. No prior drumming experience necessary to participate; space is limited to 20 participants – call to reserve your drum.
    • A Piano Fantasy in Jazz - with Barry Harris and Valerie Capers
      FRI, OCT 17, 8 PM

      $25/$20 Members/$10 Students; package: $90/$72 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)
      NEA Jazz Master pianist Barry Harris and jazz pianist, composer, and the first blind graduate of Juilliard School Valerie Capers play together on stage for the first time, joined by Ray Drummond on bass and Leroy Williams on drums.
    • Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy
      SUN, OCT 19, 1 PM

      $10/$8 Members & Children (materials included)
      Calligrapher Majed Seif will teach participants everything there is to know about Arabic calligraphy – including its roots, how it has developed over time, and the rules of the craft. Participants can have their names rendered in calligraphic script and then decorate their paper with Arabesque designs.
    • From Spain to New York- Cantos de Ida y Vuelta
      FRI, OCT 24, 7 PM

      $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
      “Cantos de Ida y Vuelta” are songs of wandering, shaped by journeys across foreign lands. This double-bill concert features some of the powerful voices in the NYC Latin jazz scene: Javier Ruibal, one of Spain’s most distinctive singer/songwriters and Victor Prieto, a virtuoso and innovator, both as an accordionist and a composer. Sponsored in part by Council Member Daniel Dromm, this concert is in collaboration with Terraza 7.
    • Halloween Re-Mixed
      FRI, OCT 31, 4-7 PM, FREE

      Come in costume and celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day at Flushing Town Hall. Mask-making, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls and ghost stories are all part of the fun – plus Halloween treats for the crowd!

NOVEMBER

    • Kesivan and the Lights
      SAT, NOV 1, 7:30 PM, FREE W/ RSVP ONLINE

      Drummer, composer and leader of an exciting new generation of Cape jazz performers, Kesivan Naidoo and his fiery quintet will perform multiple jazz styles, soulful ballads, a new composition, and more. This event is in collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series.
    • Queens College Chamber Winds
      SUN, NOV 2, 2 PM

      $5/FREE for Members & Students
      The Aaron Copland School of Music Guerilla Ensemble presents the Queens College Chamber Winds, founded by Symphonic Wind Ensemble Director, Kristin Mozeiko. The ensemble comprises eight to fifteen of Queens College’s finest players from the Wind Ensemble. They perform both traditional chamber wind repertory and original twentieth-century works.
    • Monthly Jazz Clinic
      WED, NOV 5, 5-7 PM, FREE

      Want to improve your skills and play alongside seasoned jazz musicians? Join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic, and stay for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately to follow. For high school students and up.
    • Monthly Jazz Jam (Special Guest: Dafnis Prieto)
      WED, NOV 5, 7-10 PM

      $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
      Jam with world-renowned Cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto and other professional musicians, music educators, and jazz graduate students – or just kick back and enjoy the show!
    • Boxes: Lost in Circulation
      FRI, NOV 7 – SUN, NOV 16, 12-5 PM; Opening reception FRI NOV 14, 6PM

      Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members
      Engage with artists and their works – from creation to execution – by immersing yourself into an assortment of art instillations. In the process, the gallery itself will turn into a giant box that houses everything inside.
    • Juri’s Kuns - Passage
      FRI, NOV 7, 8 PM, FREE W/ RSVP ONLINE

      Korean World music group Juri’s Kuns is led by Juri Kim, playing a kaegeum (Korean traditional string instrument) and comprises acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion and janggu (Korean drum). Their music harks on tradition, fuses with elements of modern sound. This event is in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Service New York.
    • Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet
      SAT, NOV 8, 7:30 PM

      $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
      Two-time Grammy nominee Dafnis Prieto, recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship, will perform drawing from roots of his Afro-Cuban musical heritage. The quartet features Peter Apfelbaum on tenor and soprano sax, Manuel Valera on piano, and Johannes Weidenmueller on bass.
    • Veterans History - Collecting Workshop
      TUE, NOV 11, 1 PM, FREE

      Celebrate Veteran’s Day with this workshop and learn how to preserve the story of the veterans in your family. Instruction on how to conduct interviews, collect stories and transfer them to the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project are all part of the event. Veterans and their families, as well as students looking for a Service Learning Project, are encouraged to attend.
    • NEA Jazz Masters - Swing Broadway
      FRI, NOV 14, 8 PM

      $40/$32 Members/$20 Students; Package: $120/$96 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)
      Join NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and Jimmy Owens, with Steve Davis on trombone, David Wong on bass and Tootie Heath on drums, for what's sure to be an evening of blazing melodies and rhythmic vibes.
    • Tin Throat Ensemble
      SAT, NOV 15, 2 PM, FREE

      Led by guitarist and composer Alejandro Flórez with saxophonist Dan Blake, world-class drummer Satoshi Takeishi, virtuoso sound artist Andrew Drury, and award-winning tuba player Ben Stapp, join us for an evening of music that draws on folk and improvisational traditions.
    • Martha Redbone
      FRI, NOV 21, 7:30 PM

      $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
      This powerful singer/songwriter fuses 18th century poetry with her Native American and African-American roots to create "The Garden of Love" – a gorgeous collision of cultures. Her husband, Aaron Whitby, accompanies her on keys and melodica, with Alan Burroughs on guitar and vocals, and Fred Cash on bass, among others.
    • Martha Redbone - Workshop
      SAT, NOV 22, 1 PM

      $6/$4 Members & Children
      Martha Redbone will lead this traditional music workshop highlighting Cherokee & Choctaw traditions. Martha will introduce you to Native American rhythms and sounds in this interactive family-friendly event.

DECEMBER

  • Monthly Jazz Clinic
    WED, DEC 3, 5-7 PM, FREE

    See October 1st for details
  • Monthly Jazz Jam
    WED, DEC 3, 7-10 PM

    $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
    See October 1st for details
  • Deeper Harmonies
    FRI, DEC 5, 7 PM

    $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
    In honor of Human Rights Week, come celebrate religious freedom in the tradition of the famous Flushing Remonstrance. Join the beloved Interfaith Willow Women’s Chorus, with representatives of Flushing’s Hindu, Jewish, Sikh, Sufi Muslim and Christian traditions, performing powerful devotional music. For more information, contact the Flushing Interfaith Council at flushinginterfaithcouncil@gmail.com or 646-926-7844.
  • SNOWBALL – Fundraiser for Arts Education
    SAT, DEC 6, 7 PM

    $85/$75 Members; $160 Couples/$140 Member Couples
    We’re having a ball – our first annual Snowball Fundraiser! Yummy eats, creative cocktails, a hot chocolate bar and a great dance band are all part of the evening. Proceeds support our Education & Public Programs, which serve thousands of children, seniors and immigrant families all year long. To volunteer, contact: Ellen Kodadek: ekodadek@flushingtownhall.org.
  • Flushing Historic House Tour
    SUN, DEC 7, 1-5 PM

    $25/$20 in advance /$10 Children 12 & under
    See six historic sights in Flushing to celebrate the holiday season! On the tour, you can learn about each location's unique history, engage in various planned activities, and enjoy delicious refreshments. A trolley will be available to take visitors from one historic house to the next. Call (718) 939-0647 for advance tickets.
  • Winter Holiday Festival
    SUN, DEC 14, 1-4 PM, FREE

    Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas & Kwanzaa with an art-making workshop and storytelling. Storyteller Robin Bady will share her favorite stories of miracles, menorahs and dreidels; with Timothy Bellavia, we’ll create beautiful Christmas wreaths using up-cycled fabrics and ribbons that will be donated to local senior centers in Queens; and storyteller Tammy Hall will share tales from African traditions that are typically told during the Kwanzaa season.
  • Theo Croker
    FRI, DEC 19, 8 PM

    $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
    Trumpeter and composer Theo Croker is a bold young soul-jazz newcomer – and grandson of trumpet legend Doc Cheatham. He's performed with jazz greats including Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Heath Brothers, and multi-Grammy winning composer and recording artist Donald Byrd, who refers to Theo as a “Titan.” He's sure to please the crowd at this performance!
  • Classical Singer’s Holiday Concert Jam
    SUN, DEC 21, 2 PM

    $5/FREE for Members & Students
    Queens College alumnus Alex Schirling teams up with Erick Urgiles and the Classical Singer’s Career Development Club for this holiday jam concert. Musicians from Queens College are taking their craft on a journey of classical music imbued with those values that we treasure most during the holidays.
  • Flushing Town Hall is conveniently located on 137-35 Northern Boulevard Flushing, N.Y., 11354; a block and half east of Main Street, Flushing Town Hall is easily accessible by subway and bus; we offer limited, free parking for our patrons. For tickets and more information, visit www.flushingtownhall.org, or call the Box Office at 718-463-7700, ext. 222.
  • About Flushing Town Hall
    Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; New York City Council Queens Delegation and Council Members Daniel Dromm, Peter Koo and Paul A. Vallone; and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
  • Support also is provided by The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation; Cathay Bank Foundation; Con Edison; Crossings TV; Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Korean Cultural Service NY; Materials for the Arts; The New York Community Bank Foundation; TD Bank; Kathleen Donovan and Howard Graf; James S.J. Liao; Michael Sperendi; Veronica Y. Tsang and Tai Wang, WAC Lighting.
  • FRAGRANCE OF THE MOON NIGHT is sponsored by The New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Ichiban Japanese Catering, Hakka Alliance Inc and WAC Lighting; M.A.K.U. SOUNDSYSTEM, DAFNIS PRIETO SI O SI QUARTET and MARTHA REDBONE are part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; KESIVAN AND THE LIGHTS: Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts is a program of the Weill Music Institute. Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts are sponsored by Target®. Lead funding for UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, and the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Mai Family Foundation; JURI’S KUNS is part of the Korean Cultural Service New York’s 2014-2015 Open Stage; FROM SPAIN TO NEW YORK is funded in part by New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm; DEEPER HARMONIES is sponsored by The Interfaith Council of Flushing and Burma Task Force USA; TIN THROAT ENSEMBLE is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; HUANG TIANGE PIANO RECITAL is sponsored in part by Mr. Arthur B. Liu.
  • We also thank our individual contributors and members, our volunteers and interns for donating their valuable time and skills.

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Live NEA Jazz In Flushing Queens

Queens has long been known as the Home Of Jazz because during the pre-civil rights transformation in American society in the 20th century, many of the African American jazz greats found their homes in the multi-ethnic community of Queens. Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman - to name just a few - all lived in Queens. Flushing Town Hall pays tribute to these great musicians by presenting a robust schedule of jazz events. Click here for things to do in Flushing at the Flushing Town Hall.

Live Music

  • NEA Jazz Masters. Flushing Town Hall is home to several NEA Jazz Masters performances each year.
  • Jazz Connect - Monthly Jazz Jam - First Wednesdays at 7 pm. Meet and jam with professional and peer jazz musicians. Professors Michael Mossman and Antonio Hart of Queens College are facilitating the program, which includes a Steinway Baby Grand piano and occasional special guest professionals. Players attend FREE. Audience attendance is also permitted for a fee of $10.
    • Monthly Jazz Clinics - see schedule above and the Flushing Town Hall website for details
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  • Culturalperformances representing many of the ethnic cultures of the people of Queens. The following are examples of groups included prior and current schedules.
    • Korean performances including music, dance, theater and zen meditation.
    • Spanish puppetry & Latin music.
    • Danish Conservatory & Queens College music.
    • Chinese opera.
    • Halloween & thingNY & Nutcracker ballet.
    • Native American Storytelling.
    • African American music & Kwanzaa.
    • Arabic belly dancing.
    • Jewish Hanukkah Celebration.

Art, Dance & Theater

  • Flushing Town Hall presents several art exhibits, frequently representing a world culture. Chinese, Korean, Turkish and American cultures were on display in 2012 - 2013. See our schedule above for current exhibits.
  • Modern, Classical and Ethnic Dance - classes and performances. Check the Flushing Town Hall website for periodic classes, workshops and performances.
  • Performances by professional dramaturgs and local schools & theater groups.

Live Jazz, Music, Dance, Theater & Art In Queens

Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd

Flushing, Queens, NY 11354

718.463.7700 - Press extension 222 for tickets

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